The great Ted Williams said that the hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball.
How much harder than that is it to hit a baseball with such power that it flies hundreds of feet through the air? Exponentially harder, I imagine.
Home runs require a combination of strength and accuracy. Obviously, the power needs to be there, but if the ball is not hit right off the sweet spot of the bat, it might simply be a dribbler down the third base line.
Using an amazing tool from ESPN called the Home Run Tracker, I am going to pull out the 10 longest home runs of 2013 in terms of true distance. This is defined as the distance the ball would have traveled if it had continued traveling down to the field level without being impeded by bleachers or fans.